The Premier League champions Chelsea will start their title defense against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.
Manager Jose Mourinho has named the strongest possible starting XI with no new signings in the lineup today as Radamel Falcao and Asmir Begovic are on the bench.
Star striker Diego Costa has surprisingly recovered in time to be in the starting lineup. Behind him, Oscar, Willian and player of the year Hazard will start in attack.
As expected, Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas start in midfield for the Blues. As far as the defense is concerned, Gary Cahill and John Terry are playing in central defense with Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilucueta starting as fullbacks.
Belgian international Courtois starts in goal for Chelsea. Nigerian attacker Victor Moses returned after spending last campaign on loan and impressed in pre-season. He is on the bench alongside compatriot Mikel.
Here is Chelsea’s confirmed starting XI formation vs Swansea.